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By HELENA KRIEL Melinda Ferguson Books After leaving her husband, Helena Kriel – a screenwrit­er based in Los Angeles – hits a low point. She returns home to Joburg and ends up volunteeri­ng at a sanctuary for orphaned baby rhinos.

While helping a traumatise­d rhino, she discovers she can use the ancient technique of meditation to silently communicat­e with the distressed animal and get him to drink milk for the first time in days.

Over time, her spiritual connection with the rhinos deepens. But Helena realises that what's really needed to make a difference is money – and lots of it. And so she returns to LA and uses her connection­s to raise money to ensure the safety of the rhinos.

This powerful, yet gentle and contemplat­ive book makes you realise that by helping others, you help yourself. It’s the best thing I’ve read in a long time.

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